Reading journals are a good chance to make students engage a bit more deeply with their reading. Students often feel frustrated or demotivated with compulsory readings, so it's important to let them choose what they're going to read next, especially for summer reading. This is an open list of suggestions for activities to develop while reading or after reading. It is long enough for the students to choose the ones they feel like doing, or even add their own suggestions. They can help students understand the text better, or look at it in different or creative ways. Most of the ideas are not original, but I thought a compilation might come in handy.
Other pedagogical goals
The goal of the reading journal is fostering imagination, story-telling and reflecting in creative ways about the story they have read.
The reading journal is a way to foster critical thinking by reflecting on the text they have read and relating to it in different and creative ways.
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1), Upper-intermediate (B2)
This resource is intended for:High schoolers
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